Grant to leave
According to the South London Press. Karlan Grant will sign for Huddersfield this week. Selling your top scorer just before the transfer window with the club in it’s best promotion position since we were relegated. What a surprise!
Grant played today, which on the basis of he not training yesterday, was a surprise. And of course he signs off by missing a penalty at Peterborough and prevented us picking up 3 massive points.
Grant is Charlton’s top scorer, and 3rd in League One, but not irreplaceable depending of course on any funds and support Lee Bowyer and Kevin Gallen are given by Thursday night.
Interesting the division’s second highest scorer Josh Maja has signed for Bordeaux for an alleged fee of £3.5m. Suspect Grant’s will be way below that. Both players’ contracts were up in the summer.
After that penalty Huddersfield welcome to him
Doesn’t look like a £2M player without his partner – agree, not irreplaceable
Why would any player leave Charlton to go to Huddersfield who look doomed to be relegated. His performance today was not good and it makes me think that the influence of Lyle Taylor was missing and that has been a major factor in his turnround this season.
By the way I was there when we beat Huddersfield 7-6 after being 5-1 down, such happy days.
25,000 reasons a week I’d think Trevor
Such a shame he couldn’t convert for all the fans there today – that and Luton winning again!
Steve top post and yes Luton just do not seem capable of losing even one game.
Everything has been said and can see all angles and Grants head and others too will be and he irreplaceable at LEAGUE ONE level.
I was hoping you would have gone to WBA. Just saying and be interesting IF anyone coming in and see that other one on the list (why mention it Bows) went the Stanley!!
I think Grant’s turnaround in form came from being given a run as a striker whilst on loan last season at Crawley. In the last couple of seasons particularly whilst playing in the U23s he had been played wide left by Jason Euell. Taylor and Grant have been a good partnership both scoring goals and providing assists for each other. Grant’s success is not solely due to Taylor but his own ability and forming a good partnership with Taylor.
His pace at this level is also a real asset. And Bowyer has exploited that really well by using him as an out and out striker.
Poor penalty but constant threat all game, Posh defenders scared of his pace. I hope Bowyer has something up his sleeve, otherwise could end any lingering hopes we had of top 2.
Forget top 2 but 6th and such a shame but COYR and good point something up his sleeve!!!
Certainly he has missed a bunch of goals these last 3 weeks. But this whole fiasco shows how not having a football supremo/Gm has cost us as he should have been tied down with a new contract, And I agree why go to Huddersfield— makes no sense..
Grant has 6 months left on his contract, so why would Charlton ever want to release him in the January window? Especially as he and Taylor are the dynamic duo together. As we saw today, Grant does not work that well without Taylor alongside him..Thus said, if he goes elsewhere so does his goal-scoring ability. He should stay till the end of the season, to help the promotional push and evaluate his contract at the end of the season.
I don’t see why anyone should be surprised by sale of Grant – and also his move to Huddersfield. After all for RD it’s a chance to cash in on an asset before he walks out for free in June – and what interest does RD have in long term future for cafc?
For Grant going to a prem team was the obvious choice. No doubt the wages will be better than any option in Championship or Scotland (average prem player now earns in excess of £2m currently – and that’s the average!) and even if Huddersfield are doomed he gets a chance to play 15 or so games in the Prem – so if he does well he’ll have a bright future. Worst option is he ends up in the championship on a Prem contract/valuation. It’s an attractive shop window to be in.
Now I don’t know what Grants personality is like but most strikers have a high degree of self confidence and belief when they are playing well so what’s Grant got to loose? He’s gotta think “this is my time”.
As to loyalty to Charlton why should he have any? If during his progress through the academy if he didn’t shape the club would of released him without a thought. And how did he end up in a situation when his contract expired? Doesn’t look like the club had a great belief in his prospects this time last year.
As a young man he’s got to think this is his opportunity. If he doesn’t take it, he could regret it for a long time. Don’t forget a professional player is one bad tackle from ending his career.
Terrible timing for Charlton – but good luck to him as he joins the increasing number of Charlton graduates playing in the Prem.